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Cadillac Lyriq vs. Tesla Model Y Comparison

If your current Cadillac Escalade lease is coming to an end, you’re probably starting to think about what’s next for your garage. Maybe you’re looking for your next electric car or thinking about getting into your first all-electric vehicle. Either way, your research has led you to the very first all-electric 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ SUV and has you comparing Cadillac LYRIQ vs. Tesla Model Y differences.

The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ boasts a 33-inch diagonal LED display, Super Cruise™ driver-assistance technology, and delivers a Cadillac-estimated 300+ mile range1 on a full charge. Looking for more Cadillac LYRIQ release information? Read on.

Cadillac Lyriq

Models:Premium Luxury, Sport,
Platinum, Luxury
Drive Type:RWD
Body style:SUV
Range:300 miles*
Base MSRP:$58,795*

Tesla Model Y

Models:Standard Range, Long Range,
Drive Type:RWD
Body style:SUV
Range:303 miles
Base MSRP:$39,990

Tesla Model X

Models:Long Range Plus, Long Range,
Performance, Plaid
Drive Type:AWD
Seating:Up to 7
Body style:SUV
Range:360 miles
Base MSRP:$79,990

Pricing, Financing, and Lease Options

Let’s take a look at the Tesla Model Y vs. Cadillac LYRIQ starting price. The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ has a starting price of $58,795 MSRP.2 The new Tesla Model Y is currently starting at $56,990 MSRP.3

Once you see your electric Cadillac SUV in a color you love and add the features you like, our finance team can help you choose a custom car lease. Be sure to ask about current incentives and if there are any tax savings when you purchase an electric vehicle.

If you don’t want to wait until the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ release date, you can compare the Cadillac XT5 and Lexus RX 350 to find the midsize SUV that meets your needs.

View of the roof from the outside
Front side view of the Cadillac Lyriq

Exterior Colors and Style

When comparing the Cadillac LYRIQ vs. Tesla Model Y design, it’s easy to see that the Cadillac LYRIQ is sculpted to invigorate the senses with a harmonious blend of rhythm, form, and aerodynamic efficiency. When building your new Cadillac LYRIQ SUV, you’ll have the following exterior colors to choose from:

  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Stellar Black Metallic

In the LYRIQ vs. Tesla matchup, one of the signature design elements that neither vehicle offers is a traditional grille. Since there is no engine to cool, there’s no radiator. And since there is no radiator, there’s no need for a mesh grille that allows air to pass through.

Instead, the exterior of the new 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ for sale takes a dramatic approach. The front grille boasts an illuminated Black Crystal Shield that creates a three-dimensional textured detail.

Range, Charging, Power

After you compare LYRIQ vs. Model Y features and value for your money, you’ll be ready to learn about the benefits of an electric SUV. At that point, our sales team can tell you about how to charge your Cadillac LYRIC on your own with the at-home Level 2 (AC) charging or when you’re out and about at one of the ever-growing DC fast-charging stations.

There are also 240-volt at-home charging units available for your Cadillac LYRIQ that provide up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge.4 When you’re on the go, you can charge up to 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes5 of charging time at public DC Fast Charging stations.

View of the electric charge port
Interior view of the dashboard and gear shifting knob


The new 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is available with a choice of interior colors. When comparing Model Y vs. LYRIQ colors, the Cadillac LYRIQ interior comes in Sky Cool Gray or Noir.

At the heart of the new 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is a driver’s console and dashboard that features a 33-inch diagonal LED display that curves toward the driver in one continuous screen. It features vehicle info, drive mode, Google Assistant, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and more.

When comparing the Cadillac LYRIQ vs. Tesla differences, we hope you sit in both vehicles, but be sure to sit in the Tesla first. The new Cadillac LYRIQ takes its cue from iconic furniture design, and after you slip into the front seats, you won’t want to get out.

An Elevated Experience
You and your co-pilot will love the front seat experience in the Cadillac LYRIC, thanks to the available heating, lumbar support, ventilation, and lumbar massage. Does the new Tesla Model Y give you all that?

Since the soul-satisfying rumble of a Cadillac engine is no longer present, the Cadillac-exclusive AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system is responsible for providing the soundtrack to your drive. And that it does. The adaptive volume and surround technology create an immersive audio experience that puts you in front-row seats for all of your favorite acts.

Technology and Safety Features

As you would expect when comparing the Cadillac LYRIQ vs. Tesla Model Y, both of these new electric SUVs for sale are loaded with tech and safety. The Cadillac Smart System is a suite of advanced safety features, which includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Rear Park Assist
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • And more!
Rear view of the Cadillac Lyriq

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Will The Cadillac Lyriq Cost?

When comparing the Cadillac LYRIQ vs. Tesla Model Y starting price, the base model Cadillac LYRIQ is more expensive. The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ electric SUV has a starting price of $58,795 MSRP.2 The new Tesla Model Y is starting at $56,990 MSRP.3

How Fast Is The Cadillac Lyriq?

The Cadillac LYRIQ is a highly responsive thrill-ride that produces 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of near-instantaneous torque. The 0-60 time is unknown at the time of writing. The Tesla Model Y Performance reaches a top speed of 155 mph and accelerates from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.

How Long Is The Wait For Tesla Model Y?

The current wait time for the Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD is constantly increasing and is currently sometime in May 2022 at the time of writing. The initial availability for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ will be in the summer of 2022. Contact our dealership to learn more.

How Big Is The Cadillac Lyriq?

The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is a two-row, five-seat SUV that measures 196.7 inches long, 63.9 inches tall, and provides up to 60.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Tesla Model Y is 187 inches long, seats five, and provides 76 cubic feet of cargo space.

1Based on GM testing. GM estimated. EPA estimates not yet available. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.

2The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.

3Prices shown without the $750 California Clean Fuel Reward and potential incentives and gas savings for a total of $6,250.

4Requires professionally installed 19.2 KW AC / 100A dedicated charge station. Charging unit not currently available through Cadillac. Actual times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

5Actual charge times will vary based on battery starting state of charge, battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature. See the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for additional limitations.

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